Safend Finds Weakness in Linux Random Number Generator

Posted by dcparris on May 1, 2006 11:42 AM EDT
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TEL AVIV, Israel – Safend has said that Zvi Gutterman, CTO and co-founder of Safend, has discovered several security vulnerabilities in Linux, the most common open source project. As Safend's CTO, Gutterman designs key technologies such as the algorithms and theory behind Safend Auditor and Safend Protector implementation and is a Ph.D. candidate at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Recently, he has been conducting analysis of the Linux Random Number Generator (LRNG) along with Benny Pinkas from the University of Haifa and Tzachy Reinman from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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